GNOME vs. KDE: The Final Smackdown
Apr 14, 2009, 14:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
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"Red: Thanks, Ken. The energy in this place is truly amazing!
These two industry giants intend to settle the score once and for
all, and only one can hold the title of Universal Linux Window
Manager. Judging by the sound of the crowd, I’d say the two
are about to enter the ring. Who’s the favorite in
"Ken: Vegas odds have it as an even match going into the fight,
although there's been some talk that KDE's 4th incarnation might
give it the punching power to finally take GNOME out once and for
all. Red: Well, we'll see. GNOME's newest entry isn't too shabby
either, Ken. But let's face it; This battle for desktop dominance
has been raging for 10 years now. This is going to be one brutal
"Ken: Yes, I think everyone is waiting to find out if either of
them will walk away from this thing intact. So let’s go to
"Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, and fanboys of all nations!
Welcome to tonight's main event; The Linux Desktop Final Smackdown!
In the corner to my right, wearing blue, and weighing in at just
under 300 megabytes... The Kollosus... The Konquistidor... The
Konqueror... KDE! And in the far corner, wearing a foot symbol...
Weighing in at 310 megabytes... The pride of the GNU Project... The
Gnerminator... The Gnihilator... GNOME!"